when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. russian officials reveal the identity of the gunman who killed 2 and injured 5 in a shooting near the federal security service building in central moscow when it does happen describing the attack. at 5 or 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began and it was not just a few shots came in bursts which we saw officers taking cover behind the court. after more than 3 years of deadlock and numerous rejections and u.k. parliament finally back some time minister boris johnson's parks that withdrawal agreement. and in a last minute attempt to disrupt russian gas supplies to europe us to the 1st warn
a swiss company that crippling sanctions will put it out of business if it doesn't stop working on the own most completed north stream to pipeline. it watching our 2 international bring your live news update from our studio here in moscow welcome to the program. the russian investigative committee has released the identity of the gunman who opened fire outside the federal security service building and central moscow on thursday evening 39 year old you get near year of lived in the moscow region killed in f.s.b. officer before being shot dead himself another officer died later in the hospital 5 other people including one civilian were injured at the moment the investigation into the possible motives is still ongoing there are reports the russian investigative committee has searched the home of the suspect and interviewed his family and friends we spoke to neighbors of the alleged shooter. well he's
a lawyer somewhere in moscow he comes from a good family ma the grandmother she was abused man she was. always very polite attentive i can't say anything bad about him i can't believe what's happened. in your house and he was he wasn't aggressive very calm quite quiet he was lonely no friends no girlfriend we found out about his hoby by accident he invited my husband to join him at a shooting range and we refused the topic was never raised again although we now know is what we've been finding out now from the media. here's how the situation unfolded at the scene of the shooting. it was usually means if the when we heard 3 sounds we needed to realize that we should hide it then we heard someone in the street shouting go back go back.
to. those signals and you'll listen when the man who wasn't shooting randomly and i think we heard him shout out something but we didn't manage to make out what he was shouting. at. them when i'm with them in the city in a basement we're watching now when a guy came and could just cannot side and he told us there was a shooting out i'm certain into the past and he told us the internet has happened drive into the cafe. it wasn't calm last night at the f.s.b. building is just to the left of me and the whole thing happened at around half past 6 in the evening right on the opposite side of this main f.s.b. building of this f.s.b. had quarter according to an unconfirmed video which we can show you right now the alleged shooter took his position between behind one of the columns right again on
the opposite side of this building he took aim armed with an assault rifle and he opened fire it seemed that he was specifically targeting f.s.b. offices coming out of the building one of his b. officer has been shot dead 4 of them wounded and one wounded was a civilian all those 5 people right now right now receiving medical treatment and medical care now just to give you an idea as to how busy it was here last night what you're seeing right now is pretty white desolation compared to that because this is the heart of moscow it's. the very center of the russian capital it's a trendy and hip area with plenty of baa's cafes and restaurants so at 6 o'clock it wasn't just the end of the work shift it wasn't just the end of the word they wasn't just people leaving their offices offices out on the streets but also plenty
of people just out and about plenty of tourists i mean if you just look over there christmas decorations are already up here so people were doing their christmas shopping there's a st regis hotel right across the street from me so there were literally hundreds of people out and about on the square and they were terrified by the shooting but initially many of them were confused because with christmas right around the corner many of them mistook the 1st burst of fire with well fireworks. i was sitting with my friends at a bar when the shooting began it was the sound of a kalashnikov assault rifle i know what it sounds like my friends were like oh it must be firecrackers but i told them no way it's not firecrackers and then we saw people running down the street it was scary at 5 or 10 minutes past 6 the gunfire began and it was not just a few shots it came in bursts we saw officers taking cover behind the cars.
left work met up with my girlfriend and when we heard some dull sounds in the distance i thought at 1st it was fireworks or some firecrackers but as the sound continued we realized something was wrong traffic police who were in the business could bridge as usual began evacuating people they barely got on to what was going on people started running we heard the gunfire while the security service is right now looking to establish the identity of the shooter as well as his motives plenty of details are missing right now no more official information as as of yet we do know that the russian president is being kept in the loop of this attack right here in the heart of moscow. security and analyst charles shoebridge outline where he thinks things could go from here. they've said. from according to reports that nobody else was involved in this attack that will want to be sure that nobody else was actually involved in any planning aspects or in terms of assisting the government and that might take some time for example the examination of mobile
phone records of any c.c.t.v. the courts and of course any. the mouse communications and so on that might be held on the suspect's computers and elsewhere and of course that would require house searches and so on but the fact is i think. even if you were going to have the most annoying government the most benign state in any country to what you would get some people. saudi and some documents and stuff that was just a funny because of policy because they're for instance all background to the circumstances of their own personal lives. 3 and a half years after the british people voted for the u.k. to leave the european union 3 prime ministers later and 4 bucks that deals rejected by parliament m.p.'s have finally given their backing to an exit plan now for all the latest on this we're joined live from london by our team is alley isa does this mean that it's finally happening. it would appear that way off the 3 and
a half years of delays and gridlock in the house of parliament that overwhelming victory in terms of the seats won for the conservative party last week in the general election means the barzani could today get his exit deal approved by parliament did so with a majority of over 120124 he managed to get it through and so what that means is by january 31st the u.k. will be leaving the e.u. on which point they will enter into an implementation period or transition period but despite that vote today despite the win for the conservatives last week drugs it still leaves many issues on result and also leaves the country bits of the divided. learns the emphatic lesson of the last call i like members opposite and reject any. scotland could not talk been cleared of last week we did not call for breaks it come in the s.n.p.
with a greater monday show it's still totally and utterly rejects right ca this tale is a road map for the reckless direction in which the government prime minister adi term and to take our country the story story of the last 3 and all you will be after the end and we would be able to move forward. well we heard of course from opposition figures there and one of the concerns particularly for the labor leader during the quarter was workers' rights and the government has now taken out a part of the bill the motion within the bill that would have ensured the protection of workers' rights following briggs's so that's now no longer going to be part of that deal of the government's party without a deal and also they haven't said to the cause of making it strict and making it more difficult if not impossible for an extension to the transition period what that means is that the government would only have from the day leave by the end of
january of next year till the end of december takes you to negotiate a trade deal there are many who say that 11 months simply isn't a long enough time for a trade deal to be struck can also go having provisions for u.k. courts to be able to question and challenge and the new piece of legislation by the european court of justice that remains in u.k. law so as far as boris johnson is concerned he's going to be powering on with his efforts to take the u.k. out of the european union. thank you for bringing us that report. there is are piling pressure on companies working with russia on the north stream to pipeline after passing legislation on wednesday to impose sanctions on moscow and its latest round of threats washington has also vowed to slap a key swiss company with retaliatory measures for their role in the pipes construction saskia taylor looks at how the u.s. is trying to blackmail allies on energy policy. they say politics is
a dutch game and its players can be selfish greedy and unethical but for the most part these pretend they're in it for the right reasons and of playing by the rules i think someone might have forgotten to tell ted cruz you fisa binary choice stop now and leave the pipeline unfinished the express intention of the sanctions legislation which we all heard were make a foolish attempt to rush to complete the pipeline and reese putting your company out of the business forever so what's called an elected u.s. senator so riled up that he's sending out letters with the distinct whiff of blackmail to them how did you guess it's russia almost specifically north stream to the 1225 kilometer pipeline running from russia to germany that's on the brink of completion the us though isn't its greatest fan the united states commands all our european partners who have taken a strong stand against north stream to. and we commend others to do the same
germany is totally controlled by russia because they were getting from 60 to 70 percent of their energy from russia and a new pipeline this pipeline if completed would make europe even more dependent on russian energy would generate billions of dollars for putin billions of dollars that would follow on russian military aggression. we don't want your energy supplies to be defended. but america couldn't risk letting people make that own decisions time's running out of to rule they decide to to get it down in writing and possibile which will require don't try to impose sanctions on any foreign companies and individuals who are lending a helping hand in building the pipeline like the lucky recipient of cruises let's all see is a company of a 6000 kilometers away from washington in switzerland and like you'd expect from a politician at that level the latter is filled with all the signposts of
a moderate person who's just ready to sit down and reach a compromise for the next decade your company and personnel will be entirely barred from the united states any transactions will be blocked all property will be frozen now clearly this is a matter very close to cruz's heart because earlier this month he introduced another piece of legislation protecting europe's energy security act that's despite some in europe not actually wanting any protection european energy policy must be decided in europe not the us we fundamentally reject outside intervention and sanctions with extra territorial effect but cruise thinks he knows better he needs to save poor europe from falling victim to those devious forces in moscow it would make europe even more dependent on russian energy and that makes europe susceptible to economic blackmail europe depended on russia is not good for europe it's not
good for america i won't waste time in pointing out the irony and it's not even a cheeky one off blackmail kind of thing at the cia u.s. ambassador to germany richard grinnell previously described by a german politician as acting like the high commissioner of an occupying power and persona non-grata also thought he'd flex his muscles we emphasize that companies involved in russian energy exports are taking part in something that. prompt a significant risk of sanctions now does not being a fine of something and then there's going to these kinds of lengths and causing diplomatic disputes it's almost as if the u.s. has something to lose from nordstrom to going ahead it helps american jobs much better for european energy needs to be satisfied by american natural gas that creates jobs here in america rather than fueling putin's military how much and that we have it americans who propounds the virtues of the free market and happy about
some healthy competition especially when the competition is providing a cheaper and faster alternative though i'll admit it does have one thing missing with the us in another year of record setting natural gas production i'm pleased that the department of energy is doing what it can to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of u.s. freedom to be exported to the world and does cruise the like his freedom gas in fact last year alone he liked $765000.00 of it that's how much in donations he got from the oil and gas lobby making him the sector's top recipient in all of congress but really that's just by the by we spoke to professor hong going to a pal who's a spokesperson for consumer advocacy group and b. he told us the u.s. is trying to force its allies to buy liquefied natural gas from america. norden does this project is almost finished to america has intervened to tell that if they
want to do something good then they should have done this if the stunts it's clear that you germany and europe would be dependent on russian gas and because of that america is right in saying that europe is comes more dependent on russia's and america's influence will decrease that much is clear the other aspect is related to economic interests america would like to sell its gas in produced in their fracking location that's what. silicone for activists could face jail time for trying to prevent supporters of the ban is one opposition taking control of the country's embassy and washington d.c. that story and more after that. join me every thursday on the alex salmond show and i'll be speaking to guest of the world of politics sports business i'm showbusiness i'll see that.
welcome back dozens of former french soldiers some from elite units have joined jihadi groups and the middle east since 2012 that's according to a new report by the center for the analysis of terrorism charlotte devinsky has the details. this new study released the lid to what seems to be a very problem in the french forces it talks about former military personnel who have gone along to join the terror groups in areas like a rock and syria the center identified around 30 former french soldiers who had been in syria or iraq or who had taken part in attacks in france after training for several months sometimes years these excel just made the choice to abandon the french flag and fight instead under the banner of a terrorist group now it talks about the numbers it says around 35 have been logical eyes in the last 8 years while that number doesn't seem to be huge it does
point to a very worrying problem french. a strategic point with ground for terror groups because they are looking to pick up people with specialist military and tactical and also weapons expertise during their time in the french army they learned how to handle weapons and explosives skills that enabled some of them to take up strategic roles within terrorist groups others having failed to reach combat zones determined to take up arms against fronts by planning attacks on different strategic sites typically of a military kind but the reality is this isn't a new issue in france back in the 1990 s. and even in the early 2000 they were cases of former french soldiers who went by made jihad going to countries such as pows and afghanistan to join up with groups to fight this report also goes on to talk about why if these soldiers are these
former soldiers the scene is being so important not just because of that military knowledge but because they can pass the knowledge on to nobis jihad for free so it may only be 13 individuals over the last 2 years but those 30 individuals could have trained hundreds if not thousands of others passing on that expertise knowledge. that is what the real concern is about this there was even some examples in this study of some individuals who had already decided they would going to make jihad and had decided to join the military off that so they could glean that specialist information that could be used for terror groups in the future now the report does conclude that the french army has taken measures to try and prevent radicalization it's also got measures in place trying to text but equalization that might be taking place that's all well and said for those who are still in the old me but it doesn't address the problem of former french soldiers who've left the army and now prime targets for terrorists groups to make them but the closest.
indians are defying a police band to hold the biggest anti-government rally in years they're protesting against the passing of a bill to grant citizenship to non muslim illegal migrants. you know. this isn't chip amendment simplifies applications from neighboring countries but excludes muslims critics say the legislation is both discriminatory constitutional but prime minister narendra modi insists the mob reflects a culture of compassion this is how the protest movement unfolded.
washington's muted response to india's law panders explicitly anti muslim stands in stark contrast to the u.s. outcry over chinese treatment of its muslim minorities. cared deeply and always well about protecting minorities protecting religious rights everywhere we honor indian democracy as they have a robust debate inside of india a massive crimes against humanity committed by the chinese government against the weavers the legislation would require the administration to categorize a report on the human rights abuses be committed by the chinese communist party we have to remember something that us foreign policy has never historically been about human rights whatsoever it's always been about securing 2 things u.s. strategic interests in different geopolitical parts of the world 1st of all and
secondly in opening up different countries to transnational corporates on the nation hunted nation of human rights is simply a strategic instrument in the area and in the underlying u.s. us our foreign policy the united states chooses who it's going to condemn and who whose human rights violations is going to ignore so what we see is that the united states says nothing about human brutal human rights violations and for instance 100 years in saudi arabia in bolivia since the coup d'etat and now in india and yet it condemns human rights violations in china in venezuela and bolivia before the coup because that's what determines who gets condemned for human rights violations whether that country is strategic and alight with u.s. interests or not. for activists who could face jail time over a protest at the venezuelan embassy in washington d.c. claim they won't get a fair trial after the judge refused to accept some of their evidence that activists were arrested in may after occupying and more than 5 weeks they claim
they were defending it from being taken over by opponents of elected but as one president. that was after washington recognize opposition leader as the country's legitimate president the crisis in the country was triggered in january when urged on by the u.s. declared himself interim leader president madeira accuses washington of orchestrating a coup. 2 of the activists are lawyer kevin zeese and academic adrian pyne earlier my colleague rosanna lockwood spoke with em. what's being claimed here is that the u.s. is not recognizing majeure as venezuela's leader and this is somehow playing a part in a trial how could this happen in a trial in the united states and all the u.s. is sort of very strange rules in their courts one is that if the president says somebody is the president in other country that person is a president a matter what is the facts are so if president trump said mickey mouse was the
president of venezuela and is a bastard it was donald duck and donald duck were just to leave and that was an order that we had the court will accept it's a very bizarre thing every sentence everybody in that courtroom. and in the government knows that would dural is the president and has always been the president use aleck to the president and he still the president come back to niger and why is it that you have lost faith in this trial well it's clear that it's that the conditions of the trial are unfair we are not going to be allowed to defend ourselves it has been narrowed to such a degree that the only question is did we are did we not yes obey an order of the elites but the question of whether or not we where there are legally is not even being addressed and that is really at the core of the matter because if the order itself was illegal then we did nothing wrong if those facts were allowed into
evidence then it would be clear that we have not violated the law that we have in fact protected it so if these facts haven't been allowed into evidence and what you're claiming is that this child is being politicized then kevin who is it being politicized by well i mean obviously the judge is making the decisions and she is reading the law in a way that restricts what gets can be considered. what we have the right to a jury trial and a jury will be able to hear at least some evidence to make an effort to. spleen why we were in the embassy and why we're there legally and how we were actually protecting the embassy and not interfering with the protective function we hope to get all those facts if the jury we're not giving up that effort the discovery motions that the judge ruled on last week certainly make it more difficult but we're going to continue to pursue as much of a jury trial as we can and we think it's important for us jury to rule that we were
in the embassy legally and that recognize the prisoner the girl is in fact the president of venezuela. that's a global news break down for this hour and that's all for me as well today but we're not you know harvey will be taking over and about 30 minutes entertaining in wherever you may be. understanding of shell is that it's a money loser from day one but it doesn't matter in the u.s. because all the creditors to lend money into the shell industry are constantly being bailed out by the central bank that prints money that's why they do it for the fees it's great for the banks but it's not an energy play and it's not
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to remove the president from office so what is the point of this entire exercise. there is one organized force which traditionally 20 floors. but with all its flaws it's been in the forefront of. efforts to improve the lives of the general population and it's organized labor it's also a barrier to corporate tyranny so it's the one barrier to this vicious cycle going on which does lead to corporate tyranny.